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A Step-by-Step Guide to the Australian Visa Application Process

Updated: Mar 20, 2023

Imagine this: You're all packed and ready to start your new life in Australia, but when you go to submit your visa application, you realise that you've forgotten to include a crucial document. Panic sets in as you scramble to gather the missing piece, but it's too late. Your application is delayed and your dream of starting a new life Down Under is put on hold. Sound familiar? Unfortunately, this scenario is all too common for those who attempt to navigate the Australian visa application process without proper guidance.


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Step 1: Determine Your Eligibility


The first step in the visa application process is to determine if you're eligible for a visa to Australia. There are many different types of visas, each with its own requirements. Some of the most common include skilled visas, family visas, and sponsorship visas. Active Migration can help you assess your options and determine the best way to proceed based on your specific circumstances.


We have you covered with our online Eligibility Checker HERE


Step 2: Gather Your Documentation


After determining your eligibility, the next step is to gather all of the required documentation. This includes documents such as your passport, birth certificate, and police clearance certificate. Active Migration can assist you in determining what you require and ensuring that everything is in order before submitting your application.


Step 3: Submit Your Application


It's time to submit your application once you've gathered all of your documentation. Active Migration can assist you with this step and ensure that everything is done correctly and on time.


Step 4: Wait for Processing


After you've submitted your application, you must wait for it to be processed. Depending on the type of visa you're applying for, this could take anywhere from a few weeks to several months. Active Migration will be available during this time to answer any questions and provide updates on the status of your application.




Step 5: Receive Your Visa


Finally, you will receive your visa once your application has been processed and approved. This is your go-ahead to begin making your dreams of a new life in Australia a reality.


Tips for a Smooth Application Process


To make sure your visa application process goes smoothly, Active Migration has a few tips for you:


• Gather all your documentation well in advance of your application deadline

• Make sure all your information is accurate and up-to-date

• Stay organised and keep track of important dates and deadlines

• Communicate with Active Migration throughout the process to ensure everything is on track


So there you have it! With Active Migration by your side, the Australian visa application process doesn't have to be a daunting task. We'll make sure everything goes smoothly so you can focus on what really matters – starting your new life in Australia!


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